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    Re: Visit beautiful Sandy Island...
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2012 Nov 23, 13:14 -0800
    Except the water is really deep there.


    --- On Fri, 11/23/12, Bill Morris <engineer@clear.net.nz> wrote:

    From: Bill Morris <engineer@clear.net.nz>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Visit beautiful Sandy Island...
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Friday, November 23, 2012, 11:24 AM

    You wrote "Have a look today; it may be gone tomorrow!"

    On Google Earth, the place where Sandy I. was supposed to be is now occupied by a digital black hole.

    However, it appears in about the same position in the Times Atlas Comprehensive Edition of 1968 as "Sable" (Sand), though the position of Sable I. (Ile de Sable) in the gazeteer is given as 19d15m S, 163d48m E, to the north of New Caledonia. Where Ile de Sable appears on the map (also in the 2000 edition)there is also nothing except a dark patch (of shallows?), unless what I interpet as cloud is a patch of breakers.

    In the Atlas of the South Pacific, your Sandy Island appears just as "Sandy", so maybe it was there at one time as a bank and has now dispersed, perhaps like Isle de Sable further east.

    Bill Morris
    New Zealand
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